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Travis Esquibel is the founder of Tap That tasting room and draft beer equipment rental. What do you have planned for your anniversary?We are so excited and feel so blessed to have made it to our sixth anniversary. What started out as a small niche service business in our garage, has turned in to what […]

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Fans of Modern Times Beer were recently given the opportunity to invest in the Point Loma-based brewery, and they jumped at it; more than 75% of the “fan equity” was reserved before their WeFunder page went live on April 22. As of this morning, 1,679 investors had contributed $1,069,832 to Modern Times’ expansion, with the […]

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Last October, the team behind a family-friendly brewpub project called My Yard Live, announced they were taking over a former Hometown Buffet in San Marcos. Included in the announcement was information about the veteran San Diego brewer they had hired to lead their brewing efforts. That individual was former Green Flash Brewing brewer and barrel […]

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Walking onto the Del Mar Fairgrounds in mid-April feels pretty peculiar if you’ve only experienced it during the San Diego County Fair. The thoroughfares, once stuffed with greasy foods and even greasier tourists, are largely idle. On this particular day, the only outward indications of life are a series of signs for a beer judging […]

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From the Beer Writer: The gamers behind Vista’s BattleMage Brewing exist in a fantasy land of their own making. They’ve been known to craft out-there brews that dare to go beyond classic style guidelines, but a standout on their current beer board is firmly rooted in tradition. That purely German number is Molten Core, BattleMage’s […]

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Earlier today, the winners of this year’s Los Angeles International Beer Competition, a professional brewing contest, were announced. Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded in 100 style categories, and San Diego County breweries won an astounding 70 medals—26 golds, 24 silvers and 20 bronzes—representing nearly a third of all winners (three medals were not […]

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Though Guadalupe Brewery opened in 2015, due to permitting, the mom-and-pop business in the back of a Carlsbad brewery supply store has never been able to serve beer at its tasting room. That space has only ever been utilized as a spot for growler fills, but all of that is about to change after two […]

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Escondido Brewing head brewer Ketchen Smith has been winning awards with his IPA for years. Even though that recipe garnered him a National Homebrewers Conference medal—not to mention Beer of the Week status here in West Coaster—the first-place finish it earned last weekend might just be its most meaningful accomplishment to-date. That win came at […]

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When San Diego’s “OG” brewers get together, hoppy things often tend to happen. On Easter Sunday, Gravity Heights will release their latest beer, an IPA named Ten Twenty-Eight, a collaboration brew between Skip Virgilio, Gravity Heights’ brewmaster (and formerly a co-founder of AleSmith), and Pat McIlhenney, founder of Alpine Beer Co (which was acquired by […]

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Ballast Point’s parent company, Constellation Brands, confirmed that today is the last day of business for the Temecula brewpub, which opened in February of 2016, and that their barrel-aging facility on Trade Street in Miramar will cease operations in the coming months. “I can confirm [the] closure of these two facilities due to right-sizing our […]

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